|Origin:||abstentio, from Latin abstinere; ABSTAIN|
Related topics: Voting
1PPV [uncountable and countable]
an act of not voting for or against something:
The draft law was passed by 134 votes to 19, with 5 abstentions.
2 [uncountable] formal
when you do not do something you enjoy doing
fasting and abstention from intoxicating drinks